Traces the astronomical, navigational, and timekeeping advances that led to the development of Greenwich time, the concept of longitude, and the designation of Greenwich as the prime meridian
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-234) and index
Seeking the longitude: 300 BC -- AD 1675 -- Greenwich time for astronomers: 1675-1720 -- Greenwich time for navigators: 1700-1840 -- Greenwich time for Great Britain: 1825-1880 -- A prime meridian 1790-1884 -- Greenwich time for the world: 1884-1939 -- A clock more accurate than the earth -- Appendices: I. Finding the longitude -- II. Time-finding by astronomy -- III. Mechanical and electrical clocks by Roger Stevenson -- IV. Modern precision clocks by John Pilkington -- V. Time-balls in operation, 1861 -- VI. International Meridian Conference, Washington, 1884
Leaf 39,61 text cut off. Original book is like this.